A 20-year-old University of Iowa student mysteriously vanished while jogging and hasn’t been seen in more than a week.
Mollie Tibbits was last seen running through a neighborhood on the outskirts of Brooklyn, a small city about 70 miles east of Des Moines, Iowa. Missing posters cover light poles and the doors to businesses throughout the community, showing photos of the young woman smiling with her boyfriend and her family.
But 10 days after her mysterious July 18 disappearance, authorities still don’t know what happened to the student.
“It’s frustrating; it’s powerless,” said the student’s aunt, Kim Calderwood. “We’re racking our brains, thinking what can we think of to tell the investigators. It’s the worst thing … to want to fix something you can’t fix.”
The community has scoured the area for clues and authorities are hoping Tibbits’ Fitbit, which she always wore, will help them track her. The device tracks distance traveled and other information and could help provide some information on her whereabouts.
Tibbits was dogsitting at the home of her boyfriend and his brother when she went for a jog, wearing gym shorts, a black sports bra and running shoes.
That was the last time she was seen. A local company and Crime Stoppers is offering a total reward of $2,000 for information about her disappearance.
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SOURCE: USA Today; Des Moines Register, Makayla Tendall,Mike Kilen,Luke Nozicka and Stephen Gruber-Miller